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- Vacheron Constantin
- A FINE AND RARE YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL OPEN FACED WATCH ORIGINALLY OWNED BY "DIAMOND" JIM BRADY
MVT 350718 CASE 215471 MADE IN 1910
- enamel, yellow gold
• cal. R.A. 17" Bas I German silver movement, 19 jewels, cut bi metallic compensation balance, Breguet hairspring, regulator with micrometric regulator, recessed escape wheel • two toned red and white enamel dial, red radiating center decoration, textured red chapter ring with white Breguet numerals, blued steel Breguet hands, opaque subsidiary dial with radiating center decoration for constant seconds, outer minute track • 18k yellow gold case, finely decorated red and white enamel bezel, 18k yellow gold hinged cuvette, hinged case back with red guilloché center, outer red border with laurel and ribbon motif • case, dial, cuvette, and movement signed
Jim Brady Collection, New York
Vacheron Constantin, The American Heritage of Vacheron Constantin, New York, 2011
Accompanied by a Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Authenticity, a provenance letter, a descriptive plaque, and a bi-fold.
The present lot was previously in the collection of Jim Buchanan Brady, the noted Gilded Age American businessman and philanthropist. His legendary interest in collecting jewels and precious stones earned him the moniker 'Diamond' Jim Brady.